The Painted Door Theme

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The theme in “The Painted Door” is how communication is important in a relationship. Many examples are shown in this story through character and quotes. It seems that John didn’t communicate well with his wife she cheated on him. His wife cheated on him with Steven, one of her old close friends. John felt very betrayed after knowing about them sleeping together behind his back. He knew that he couldn’t trust his wife anymore, even though everything they have been through. The cold weather had really set the theme of the story. “He shouldn’t have gone” said Amy to herself, this quote calls attention that why would John preferred to go visit his father over stay at home with his wife. John thought they were happy with their relationship but